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Eye Research Institute

Dodge Hall
118 Library Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4479
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Eye Research Institute

Dodge Hall
118 Library Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4479
(location map)

Kimberly Drenser

Clinical Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
OU William Beaumont Hospital
(248) 288-2280

Dr. Drenser has had a distinguished academic career, having received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology in 1999 in addition to her medical degree (1998) from the University of Florida, Gainesville. She completed her post-doctoral work at UC San Francisco in 1999, and has received numerous academic honors and awards. She has been with Associated Retinal Consultants since completion of her fellowship in 2005.

Dr. Drenser’s special interest is in translating laboratory science into practical treatments for retinal diseases. She established and serves as Director of the Pediatric Retinal Disease Molecular Genetics Laboratory, and is Director of Ophthalmic Research at Beaumont Eye Institute in Royal Oak. She has authored co-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and has spoken at numerous national and international ophthalmologic meetings.

Dr. Drenser is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association in Research of Vision and Ophthalmology.


Book Chapters
2004  Drenser KA, Small KW. Macular Dystrophies.  In: Ophthalmology, 2nd Ed.  Duker J, Yanoff M (Eds).  Mosby Inc, St. Louis, MO.  Chapter 109;824-832.

2005  Drenser KA. Laser Surgery of the Eye:  The Art of Lasers in Ophthalmology.  Benjamin F. Boyd.  Chapter – Retinopathy of Prematurity Laser Treatment.  Panama Rep. of Panama; Highlights of Ophthalmology Int;309-314.

2006  Drenser KA. Optical Coherence Tomography in Retinal Diseases.  Meredith T.  
Chapter – Congenital X-linked retinoschisis.  New Dehli;  Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, LTD;211-220.

2009  Williams GA, Drenser KA.  Epiretinal Membrane Surgery.  In: Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology.  Retina and Vitreous Surgery.  Bhavsar AR (Ed).  Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO.  Chapter 5;65-69.

2009  Drenser KA, Capone A.  Retinopathy of Prematurity.  In:  Ophthalmology, 3rd Ed. Part 6 Retina and Vitreous – Section 5 Vascular Disorders.   Yanoff M, Duker JS (Eds).  Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, MO.  Chapter 6.18;606-612.

2009  Drenser KA.  Retinopathy of Prematurity.  Gandorfer A (ed): Pharmacology and Vitreoretinal Surgery.  Chapter:  Anti-Angiogenic Therapy in the Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity.  Dev Ophthalmol. Basel, Karger, vol 44 pp 89-97.

Select Recent Papers (Peer Reviewed)
2009  Drenser KA.  Anti-Angiogenic Therapy in the Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity.  Dev Ophthalmol.;44:89-97.

2010  Goldenberg DT, Wu D, Capone A, Drenser KA, Trese MT.  Nonaccidental Trauma and Peripheral Nonperfusion. Ophthalmology;117:561-566.

2010  Walsh MK, Drenser KA, Capone A, Trese MT.  Early Vitrectomy Effective for Norrie Disease. Arch Ophthalmol.; 128(4):456-460.

2010  Drenser KA, Trese MT, Capone A Jr.  Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity.  RETINA.;Apr:30(4 Suppl):S2-8.

2010  Walsh MK, Drenser KA, Capone A Jr, Trese MT.  Early Vitrectomy Effective for Bilateral Combined Anterior and Posterior Persistent Fetal Vasculature Syndrome.  RETINA.;April;30(4 Suppl):S2-8.

2010  Drenser KA as a member of the Ozurdex Geneva Study Group.  Randomized Sham-controlled Trial of Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant in Patients with Macular Edema Due to Retinal Vein Occlusion.  Ophthalmology.;June;117(6):1134-1146.

2010  Ho LY, Ranchod TM, Drenser KA, Capone A Jr., Trese MT.   Ab interno Incision for Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery.  RETINA.;Oct:30(9):1542-3.

2011  Alexandra AO, Drenser KA.  Hypercoagulable State in a Patient With a Retinal Vein Occlusion.  Retinal Cases & Brief Reports;5:76-78.

2011  Vora AV, Ranchod TM, Walsh MK, Shobe BT, Harinandan AN, Alfares S, Ho LY, Drenser KA, Hassan TS.   Visual Outcomes After Sequential Series-of-Three Ranibizumab Treatments for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration.  Submitted to Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology;February. 

2011  Goldenberg D, Giblin F, Cheng M, Chintala SK, Trese MT, Drenser KA, Ruby A.  Posterior Vitreous Detachment with Microplasmin Alters the Retinal Penetration of Intravitreal Bevacizamub (Avastin) in Rabbit Eyes.  RETINA;Feb;31(2):393-400.

2011  Ho V, Ho LY, Ranchod TM, Drenser KA, Williams GA, Garretson BR.  Endogenous Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Endophthalmitis.  RETINA.;Mar;31(3):596-601.

2011  Ho LY, Garretson BR, Ranchod TM, Balasubramaniam M, Ruby AJ, Capone A Jr, Drenser KA, Williams GA, Hassan TS.  Study of Intraocular Pressure After 23-gauge and 25-gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy Randomized to Fluid Versus Air Fill.  RETINA.;June;Vol 31(6):1109-117.

2011  Ho LY, Ho V, Aggarwal H, Ranchod TM, Capone A Jr, Trese MT, Drenser KA.  Management of Avascular Peripheral Retina in Older Prematurely Born Infants.  RETINA;Feb 24 (Epub ahead of print).

2011  Trese MT, Drenser KA, Capone A.  Angiogenesis and Angiomaintenance in Pediatric Retinal Diseases.  Retinal Physician. April Vol 8(3).

2011  Walsh MK, Drenser KA, Capone A Jr, Trese MT.  Norrie Disease vs Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy.  Letters:  Comments & Opinions.  Arch Ophthalmol. vol 129(No 6):819-820.

2011  Ranchod TM, Drenser KA, Garretson BR.  Retinal Neovascularization After Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion.  Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. 5:206-208.

2011  Ranchod TM, Faia LJ, Drenser KA.  Peripapillary Choroidal Neovascularization in Congenital Retinoschisis.  Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. 5:336-338.

2011  Ranchod TM, Ho LY, Drenser KA, Capone A, Trese  MT.  Clinical Presentation of Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy.  Ophthalmology;118:2070-2075.